Of all the shops in Diagon Alley, Quality Quidditch Supplies was probably Harry Potter’s favourite. He visited it often when he stayed at the Leaky Cauldron for three weeks (in the Prisoner of Azkaban), since the new Firebolt racing broom had just been introduced that summer and one was on display in the shop window. So this had to be the next Diagon Alley shop for me to model. Here is where I got to...
The Dursley family contains some of the most iconic characters in the Harry Potter universe. Without Harry's horrible time with the Dursleys at 4 Privet Drive, it just wouldn't be the same. It is therefore a bit surprising that of those, only Vernon Dursley has been released as minifigure, and that was back in 2002 where they were still yellow faced. Here is a flesh coloured version you can make yourself.
It has been under way for a while, but finally Harry and his friends can now get a sweet treat while doing their shopping at Diagon Alley. This model of Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour supplements the buildings I've previously designed: Weasley's Wizard Wheezes and the Flourish and Blotts bookstore. Let's take a closer look...
FRIDAY FEATURE: Once again I'll present to you a Friday Feature of some of the marvelous Harry Potter themed MOCs by the extremely talented LEGO builders around the world. This time I'll have a look at a very iconic Hogwarts feature -- the moving staircases -- created by the extremely talented Jonas Kramm.
FRIDAY FEATURE: LEGO Masters Australia winner Cade Franklin have just shared his latest creation on Instagram (@arcade_bricks) and it’s Harry Potter themed! Over the years I’ve seen quite a few impressive LEGO chess games, but I think this is my new favourite. Here are the full set of photos, but be sure to follow Cade on Instagram as well! […]
Following from my recent review of the "Rise of Voldemort" set and subsequent discussion of how this could be integrated with the Hidden Side graveyard set, I've rebuilt those two set into an integrated MOC of the graveyard that Harry and Cedric were taken to after completing the final task of the Tri-wizard Tournament. Read on to see where I got to...
As follow up to the LEGO Weasley's Wizard Wheezes MOC I did early in the year, I've finally completed my next Diagon Alley model: the Flourish & Blotts bookstore. As a book-lover I really wanted to build this one - and also because it was one of the shops covered in more detail in the books. It will be part of a larger Diagon Alley display eventually I've got planned. The following may hint on what's coming next.
Harry Potter's first visit to Diagon Alley is when he first truly enters the magical world. It was therefore the theme of three of the sets that came out in 2002 and 2003. The fantastic 2011 Diagon Alley (set 10217) gave us some much improved buildings, but we still miss some of the most important … Continue reading Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes
Following from the previous post where I presented a London phone booth to go with my modular building sized Leaky Cauldron, here is another London icon: a taxi. The taxi, like the Leaky Cauldron itself, have been underway for years and just recently I got around to complete them. The taxi is really created to … Continue reading More London scenery
I have previously posted about how to build a chocolate frog and a variant of Daan De Ruijter's awesome wizard card. Now, after more than a month of thinking, experimenting and sourcing bricks, I have completed a box to go with the set. As last time, I've made instructions on how to build your own.